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Studebakerboy
05-16-2007, 01:56 PM
Found what appeared to be an NOS antenna in my dad's stash. Looks like new, had the extra parts and templates, but would not turn.

Of course I did! I took it apart. Looks as if it had been forced closed. The weed wacker line inside was buckled all over itself.

I'm betting a good quality aircraft cable or weed eater line of the proper diameter might just work to fix it. I'll have to put it aside for now.

Any known fixes out there?

Regards,

Kevin

rockne10
05-18-2007, 09:03 PM
Unless there's a nasty kink in that cable I would just clean it and rewind it. Don't try to replace it unless there's no alternative.

If you can fully extend the mast, clean it with some fine steel wool and lubricate it with PB Blaster or a fine grade oil.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://www.4wheelz.net/virtual/images/rockne/1928_rockne03_f820_th.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

Studebakerboy
05-21-2007, 11:00 AM
This plastic cable must have 2 dozen kinks in it. It's not even suitable for the landfill.

I can't help but wonder if this is an antenea I destroyed on my Father when I was a kid. I don't remember, but it might be to traumatic to recount.... Ha ha.

Kevin Edwards

http://airlandandseaparts.com

rockne10
05-21-2007, 09:36 PM
It's been a while since I had mine apart but, it seems to me it was a spring wire coil, not plastic or nylon.
Don't give up on it. Anything made by Studebaker can be repaired by a resourceful man or woman and, someone will want that antenna.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://www.4wheelz.net/virtual/images/rockne/1928_rockne03_f820_th.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight